• Half-price sale on women’s slacks, jeans and blouses, during store hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until Dec. 2.
• Beading club, 1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
• Miller-Keystone blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Schedule a time to donate: Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061
My first column in the Northampton Press was published in 1998. Since that first column, hundreds have been written with my trusty No. 2 Farber pencil.
I have always regarded the many people I have had the privilege to interview as not just columns, but friends.
Today, we go back and have memories from the birth of the Northampton Press. On this 20-year journey, my good friend Larry Oberly has taken thousands of photographs, a catalog of local history.
Lappawinzo Rod and Gun Club, 25 Lappawinzo Road, will hold a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 19. It is open to the public. There is a cost.
Governor Wolf Historical Society will hold its 37th annual Christmas house tour of historic homes and landmarks 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2, starting at the society’s campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road, East Allen Township. This year’s theme is “Coverlets — A Warm Christmas,” featuring a display of early woven coverlets from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will host bingo featuring Longaberger, Vera Bradley and Coach items Nov. 18. Doors open 11:30 a.m., and bingo starts 1 p.m.
There will be a Chinese auction and refreshments.
For tickets, call 610-262-2668.
Proceeds benefit the building fund of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 2181 Washington Ave., will hold a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 19. In addition to the usual breakfast menu, this month’s special is creamed chipped beef on toast.
Hundreds of nativities of all styles, materials, origins and sizes will be on display for families, friends and neighbors to view at the 18th annual open house nativity display. The event will be held at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 25 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 26.
Admission is free, and refreshments and entertainment will be provided.
Children are also encouraged to come and take in the sights and make a nativity craft in the children’s nativity center.
For more information, call the church office at 610-767-7203.
Bridge Street Studio and Gallery, 123 Bridge St., is having its annual pop-up shop Nov. 17, 18 and 25. The gallery features local craftsmen with a unique array of gifts.
The Nov. 17 event is a wine and cheese reception starting 5 p.m. Hours for Nov. 18 and 25 are 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The gallery is owned by Kimberly Brubaker.
For more information, call 484-201-6140.
St. John’s Lutheran Church and St. Peter Roman Catholic Church will join Nov. 19 for the 51st annual Coplay Ecumenical Thanksgiving service. The 7 p.m. event will be held at St. John’s, 18 S. Third St. The program alternates between the churches.
This marks the first time since its inception in 1966 that Trinity United Church of Christ is not part of the service, as the church closed in August.
The combined choirs from the two churches will sing special songs for the service. Coplay Garden Club is providing the flower arrangements.
Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, Bath, is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner 5-8 p.m. Nov. 18.
There is a cost.
The gun club is also having live music from Jesse Wade Band to kick off the holiday season 8-11 p.m. Nov. 24.
For more information, call 610-837-0310.
The township is holding a tool bingo and Chinese auction Nov. 19. The event will be held at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Bath.
Doors open 11 a.m. Bingo starts 1 p.m.
Refreshments will be available.
• Come Write In, 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. This event will be held every Monday for the month of November.
• St. John’s Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., in the social hall of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton
• Woman’s Club of Whitehall meeting, 7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua
• Intro to A to Z World Food database demonstration, 6 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road
For the ninth year, Warmth for a Friend is reaching out to the community to donate coats, sweaters, gloves, scarves and hats, along with other types of winter wear, for those in need.
Drop-off locations are available Nov. 5-Dec. 9 at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., and St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 3024 Ruch St., Stiles.
Please put all your donations in plastic bags to make it easier for pickup and distribution.